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TRMC brings together national health care leaders

THIBODAUX — There are many changes occurring in the health care industry that are challenging organizational leaders to develop and embrace new skills and models of strategic thinking.

Thibodaux Regional believes continuously improving and managing change is essential, and innovation is needed to survive and thrive. Thibodaux Regional officials said they created Innovation Summit ’18 to bring together nationally renowned speakers to discuss care transformation, population health, innovative wellness practices and emerging financial models.

The two-day conference held in the Wellness Center Conference Center began with opening remarks from Thibodaux Regional CEO Greg Stock, followed by keynote speaker Dr. Brent James, former Chief Quality Officer at Intermountain Healthcare and now Strategic Advisor at Health Catalyst.

Stock also shared the story of Thibodaux Regional’s “Journey to Excellence” and the hospital’s innovative wellness vision. Other top thought leaders and industry experts from across the country were Amy Flaster, MD, Assistant Medical Director with Partners Healthcare in Boston, an innovative 16-hospital system and teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School, and James Elrod, President and CEO of Willis-Knighton Health System in Shreveport.

Stock said the Thibodaux Regional team is deeply committed to preparing for the future.

“Our success as it relates to the Triple Aim of clinical quality, affordable care and a great patient experience has been nationally recognized, and our commitment to sharing our process improvements as well as learning from industry experts prompted us to create this event,” Stock said.

“I believe everyone who attended left with actionable ideas and valuable insight on how to better navigate the sea of change.”

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center hosted Innovation Summit ’18 in partnership with Health Catalyst, a health care outcomes improvement company. More than 150 physicians and health care leaders from across the country attended the two-day event.